Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Anorectal Fistula Evaluation

The evaluation of anorectal fistula begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in those with anorectal fistula include:

  • Tender, firm lump near the anus
  • Tiny passageway in the skin
  • Anal skin redness

The diagnosis of anorectal fistula requires testing.

Tests for anorectal fistula may include:

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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